Celebrities Under Pressure

Season 1 Episode 1

Episode 1

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Sep 13, 2003 on ITV
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This exciting new show kicks off - and sees celebrities moving in with ordinary families, and try to learn a new skill in order to win prizes for their chosen family. First up is 80s pin-up Sam Fox. She moves in with the Walker family; Susan and Michael, and their three children - Hayley, Ryan and Mitchell. Her task is to learn how to score penalties through numbered hoops inside a goal, in numerical order. She hopes to send the family to Italy, allow Susan to go sky-diving, win a shopping trip for Hayley in Canada, and win a mountain bike each for the boys. Luckily for the family, Sam performs well when she is tested in the studio, completing her task well within the time limit, meaning that the Walker family win their prizes! Next is it-girl and "I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here" contestant Tara Palmer Tomkinson. She is the guest of the Wall family, and has to memorise the prices of 60 supermarket items. She is trying to win mum Sandra a personal shopper to help her choose clothes, because she's also trying to win the family a holiday to Hawaii, where fifteen year old Sam will be able to swim with dolphins. Also, the family will be given VIP tickets to Chelsea Football Club, and meet all the players. Plus, dad Chris will win a brand new car. Unfortunately, despite Tara's excellent efforts, she accidentally gets the price of toilet paper wrong, with only five prices left to be tested on (she is tested on 20). Tara is visibly upset, but knows that the family will forgive her. Finally it's the turn of Big Brother 2 winner, and former SM:TV presenter Birna Dowling. He's moving in with the Dale family - dad Chris, mum Sue, and children Becky, George and Rachel. He has to learn ten skipping routines, and be bale to perform them live in the studio. The prizes on offer for the family are a trip to the World Skipping Championships in Australia, tickets to see Justin Timberlake in Paris for Becky, a visit to a modelling agency for Rachel, and an X Box & new television for George. Brian remembers and performs all of the sequences correctly - and so the prizes are won! It's only the first show, and already two families have gone home smiling. But will next week's celebrities be able to handle the pressure?moreless

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